6:00 pm Weather Report 27th June, 2022

6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 27th June, 2022
Forecaster: Avlon Charlery

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy and hazy.
Present weasther at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 30°C or 86°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east northeast at 21 mph or 33 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 55.9 mm At GFL Charles Airport:54.3 mm
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 181.2 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 195.8 mm

Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:35 pm

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and northeast near 23 mph or 37 km/h.
Weather: Partly cloudy skies with a few showers at first, becoming generally cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms from Tuesday evening.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:59 pm… High at 2:35 am
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 9:26 pm… High at 3:42 am
Seas: Locally rough with waves 6 to 9 feet or 1.8 to 2.7 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Over the Windward islands, partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Elsewhere, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

A strong tropical wave located about 750 miles east-southeast of the Saint Lucia, is moving westward near 21 mph or 33 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a storm within the next 48 hours. This system is forecast to reach the Windward Islands on Tuesday night and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday.

A severe weather advisory has been issued for Saint Lucia from late Tuesday night to 4:00 pm on Wednesday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada and its dependencies. Interests in the Windward Islands should continue to monitor the progress of this system.

Another tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 23 mph or 27 km/h. This wave has a low chance of further development during the next five days.

A third tropical wave, located over the eastern tropical Atlantic, is moving westward near 23 mph or 37 km/h.

12:00 noon weather report

12:00 noon Weather Report

Date: 27th June, 2022

Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.

Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy and hazy.

Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.

Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 24°C or 75°F.

Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east northeast at 24 mph or 37 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:

At Hewanorra Airport: 44.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 57.6 mm   

Total rainfall for the month of June so far:

At Hewanorra Airport: 166.3 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 194.1 mm      

Sunset today: 6:35 pm      Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS  

Winds will be blowing from between the east and northeast near 23 mph or 37 km/h.

Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with widely scattered showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 03:48 pm… Low at 7:59 pm.

Tides for Vieux Fort Bay:   High at 4:55 pm… Low at 9:26 pm.

Seas: Locally rough with waves 6 to 9 feet or 1.8 to 2.7 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

Over the northern Windward islands, partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Elsewhere, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Weak unstable conditions in the atmosphere over the region will cause some scattered showers over the islands during the forecast period.

A strong tropical wave located about 900 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands, is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days. This system is forecast to reach the Windward Islands on Tuesday night and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Interest in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

Another tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h. This wave has a low chance of further development during the next five days.  

A third tropical wave just off the west African coast is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h.

6:00 am Weather Report 27th June, 2022

Forecaster: Lemuel O’Shaughnessy

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with showers.

Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 25°C or 77°F.

Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25°C or 77°F.

Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 22 mph or 35 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:

At Hewanorra Airport: 12.8 mm.         

Total rainfall for the month of June so far:

At Hewanorra Airport: 133.7 mm.       

Sunset today: 6:35 pm      Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS  

Winds will be blowing from between the east and northeast near 24 mph or 39 km/h.

Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some scattered showers which maybe heavy and a chance of isolated thunderstorms mainly during the morning.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 09:07 am… High at 3:48 pm.

Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 10:34 am… High at 4:55 pm.

Seas: Locally rough with waves 6 to 9 feet or 1.8 to 2.7 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

Over the southern Leeward islands and areas further south, partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Elsewhere, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Lingering moisture and instability in the wake of a tropical wave will continue to generate cloudiness, showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms mainly over the southern half of Lesser Antilles, during the forecast period.

A strong tropical wave located about 950 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands, is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days. This system is forecast to reach the Windward Islands on Tuesday night and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Interest in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

Another tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h. This wave has a low chance of further development during the next five days.  

A fourth tropical wave just off the west African coast is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h.

6 PM WEATHER REPORT

Date: 26th June, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste


Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with showers nearby .
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is overcast with showers and thunderstorms.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 30°C or 86°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 25 mph or 41 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 4.4 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 12.4 mm
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 125.3 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 141.5 mm


Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:35 pm


FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 24 mph or 39 km/h, with occasional gusts.
Weather: Cloudy to overcast with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy
and isolated thunderstorms.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding are advised to be cautious, as periods of heavy showers may cause flooding in areas susceptible to this hazard.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:21 pm… High at 1:58 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 8:48 pm… High at 3:05 am.
Seas: Locally rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly swells 6 to 9 feet
or 1.8 to 2.7 metres.
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds, locally rough seas and reduced visibility.


FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Over the Windward islands and areas further south, cloudy to overcast with showers, some of which maybe heavy and isolated thunderstorms. Over the Leeward islands, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.


TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A tropical wave will continue to generate cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the southern Lesser Antilles, during the forecast period.
A strong tropical wave located about 1000 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early to middle part of this week. This system is forecast to approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Interest in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.
Another tropical wave located over the far eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.
A fourth tropical wave just coming off the western coast of Africa is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h.

12:00 noon Weather Report 26th June , 2022

12:00 noon Weather Report
Date: 26th June, 2022
Forecaster: Avlon Charlery

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy .
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is overcast with light rain.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Last night minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 23 mph or 37 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 1.2 mm At GFL Charles:7.4 mm
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 122.1 mm At GFL Charles:136.5 mm

Sunset today: 6:35 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 24 mph or 39 km/h, with a few gusts.
Weather: Cloudy to overcast with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, and possibly isolated thunderstorms.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 3:12 pm… Low at 7:21 pm
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 4:19 pm… Low at 8:48 pm
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly
swells 5 to 8 feet or 1.5 to 2.4 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds, locally rough seas and reduced visibility.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Over the Windward islands and areas further south, cloudy to overcast, with showers, some of which maybe heavy, and isolated thunderstorms. Over the Leeward islands, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
An approaching tropical wave is expected to generate cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms over the region during the forecast period.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding are advised to be cautious, as periods of heavy showers may cause flooding in areas susceptible to this hazard.

A strong tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early to middle part of this week. This system is forecast to approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Interest in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

A third tropical wave located over the far eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.

6:00 AM Weather Report

6:00 am Weather Report

Date: 26th June, 2022

Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy and hazy with showers nearby.

Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.

Last night minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.

Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east northeast at 23 mph or 37 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:

At Hewanorra Airport: Trace.       

Total rainfall for the month of June so far:

At Hewanorra Airport: 120.9 mm.

Sunset today: 6:35 pm           Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am 

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS  

Winds will be blowing from the east near 24 mph or 39 km/h, with a few gusts.

Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy, hazy and breezy with scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 8:28 am… High at 3:12 pm

Tides for Vieux Fort Bay:   Low at 9:55 am… High at 4:19 pm

Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly

      swells 5 to 8 feet or 1.5 to 2.4 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds, locally rough seas and reduced visibility.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

Partly cloudy to cloudy, hazy and breezy, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

An approaching tropical wave is expected to generate cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms over the region during the forecast period.

Saharan dust haze will cause a reduction in visibility and air quality around the Eastern Caribbean during the forecast period.

A strong tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and a Tropical Depression is likely to form during the early to middle part of this week. This system is forecast to approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday and move over the south eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Interest in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

A third tropical wave located over the far eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.

6:00 pm Weather Report

6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 25th June, 2022
Forecaster: E. Francis

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy and hazy with showers nearby.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 22 mph or 35 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil. At GFL Charles Airport: trace.
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 120.9 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 129.1 mm.

Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:35 pm

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 24 mph or 39 km/h, with a few gusts.
Weather: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with a few
scattered showers at first. An increase in cloudiness and shower
activity is expected tomorrow.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 6:41 pm… Low at 1:20 am
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 8:08 pm… Low at 2:27 am
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly
swells 5 to 8 feet or 1.5 to 2.4 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds, locally rough seas and reduced visibility.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers at first. An increase in cloudiness and shower activity is expected tomorrow.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Atlantic High-Pressure System will continue to generate moderate to brisk easterly winds across the Eastern Caribbean during the next few days. Patches of low-level clouds drifting along this wind flow, will cause some showers over the region during the forecast period.

Saharan dust haze will cause a reduction in visibility and air quality around the Eastern Caribbean during the forecast period.
A tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is expected to cause an increase in cloudiness and showers across the Lesser Antilles from Sunday.

A second tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave has a medium chance of development and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week, as it approaches the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.
A third tropical wave located over the far eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.

12 NOON WEATHER REPORT

Date: 25th June, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste


Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 24 mph or 39 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace At GFL Charles Airport: trace
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 120.9 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 129.1 mm


Sunset today: 6:35 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am


FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 21 mph or 33 km/h, with a few gusts.
Weather: Fair to occasionally cloudy and slightly hazy with some brief showers
today and tonight. An increase in cloudiness and shower activity is
expected from tomorrow.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 2:31 pm… Low at 6:41 pm
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 3:38 pm… Low at 8:08 pm
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves 5 to 7 feet or 1.5 to 2.1 metres.
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.


FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy to cloudy and hazy skies with a few scattered showers.


TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Atlantic High-Pressure System will continue to generate moderate to brisk easterly winds across the Eastern Caribbean during the next few days. Patches of low-level clouds drifting along this wind flow, may cause some showers over the region during the forecast period.
A tropical wave located over the western Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave is expected to produce an increase in cloudiness and scattered showers across the Lesser Antilles from Sunday.
A second tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h. This wave has a medium chance of development and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week, as it approaches the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.
A third tropical wave just coming off the African coast is moving westward at about 17 mph or 28 km/h.

6:00 am Weather report 25th June, 2022

6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 25th June, 2022
Forecaster: Avlon Charlery

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 27°C or 81°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 23 mph or 37 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 120.9 mm

Sunset today: 6:35 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 20 mph or 31 km/h.
Weather: Fair to occasionally cloudy skies with some brief showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:45 am… High at 2:31 pm
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 9:12 am… High at 3:38 pm
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Atlantic High-Pressure System will continue to generate moderate to brisk easterly winds across the Eastern Caribbean during the next few days. Patches of low-level clouds drifting along this wind flow, may cause a few showers over the region during the forecast period.

A tropical wave located over the western Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave is expected to produce an increase in cloudiness and scattered showers across the Lesser Antilles from Sunday.

A second tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave has a medium chance of development and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week as it approaches the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.
A third tropical wave just coming off the African coast is moving westward at about 17 mph or 28 km/h.

6:00 pm Weather Report 24th June, 2022

Forecaster: Vigil Saltibus

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.

Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.

Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.

Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.

Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 18 mph or 30 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:

At Hewanorra Airport: trace       At GFL Charles Airport: trace

Total rainfall for the month of June so far:

At Hewanorra Airport: 120.9 mm.   At GFL Charles Airport: 129.1 mm.

Sunrise tomorrow: 5:37 am             Sunset tomorrow: 6:35 pm

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS  

Winds will be blowing from between the east and east-southeast near 20 mph or 31 km/h.

Weather: Fair to occasionally cloudy skies with a few brief showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 5:59 pm…High at 12:42 am…Low at 7:45 am.

Tides for Vieux Fort Bay:   Low at 7:26 pm…High at 01:49 am…Low at 9:12 am.

Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

Partly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

The Atlantic High-Pressure System will continue to generate light to moderate easterly winds across the Eastern Caribbean during the next few days. Patches of low-level clouds drifting along this wind flow, will cause a few showers over the region during the forecast period.

A tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave is expected to produce an increase in cloudiness and scattered showers across the Lesser Antilles from Sunday.

A second tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave has a medium chance of development and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week as it approaches the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.